Wildflowers of New York

Groundnut

A photographic collection and brief reference to help identify Wildflowers found in New York

Groundnut
- Apios americana

Pea Family

Vine
A small perennial vine in the Pea family. The vine grow 3 to 5 feet and is a bit sparse. Velvety, fragrant flowers. Leaves are smooth with 5 to 7 sharp pointed leaflets. The roots form walnut sized tubers that can be boiled, roasted or fried. The taste is sweet and slightly turnip like.

Found: Fields, thickets
Height: 1 - 3 feet
July - Sept bloom time

Groundnut

Groundnut